The administration of US President Joe Biden fears that the abolition of COVID restrictions on the country’s border is fraught with a sharp influx of illegal migrants. This was reported by the NBC television company, citing government sources.
The TV company emphasizes that we are talking about restrictions that apply to migrants who do not have legal grounds to be in the United States. The current restrictions do not allow the American authorities to consider the applications of most of these foreigners for obtaining immigrant status in the United States. The introduction of these restrictions by the previous administration of Donald Trump in March 2020 led to the deportation of about a million people who tried to enter the United States through the border with Mexico over the past year.
NBC emphasizes that the Biden administration previously removed children who arrived in the United States without parents from these restrictions. Plans were also being worked out to lift restrictions on the entry of families with children by the end of July. However, according to the TV company’s sources, the authorities are afraid of a sharp influx of illegal immigrants to the United States if families are allowed to apply for consideration by the American authorities of applications for immigrant status. According to NBC sources, there may be so many applicants that the relevant US agencies will not be able to process all requests.
Earlier, CNN reported that the US authorities intend to leave the borders with Canada and Mexico closed until August 21 against the background of the pandemic. The ban is imposed on all trips “that are not necessary.” An exception is made only for American citizens and persons arriving in the United States for medical treatment and study.